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2022 Continuum of Care Competition

The Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC) reviews eligible renewal projects on an annual basis prior to the opening of the annual CoC Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Preliminary analysis is conducted during this process by the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee comprised of impartial Continuum of Care Board members and community partners.  The CoC Competition Evaluation Committee then provides recommendations on rating and ranking to the Sonoma County CoC Board for renewing projects, typically in May- June of each year. After the NOFO is released, the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee rates and ranks all renewal and new projects for the competition (including new projects from reallocated funding and/or new projects for bonus project funding). The CoC Board makes final decisions on rating and ranking of all projects in Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding during the NOFO period.  CoC Board meetings are open to the public, and community feedback is welcomed.

FY 2022 Sonoma County Continuum of Care Final Competition Application Materials:

Sonoma County CA-504 CoC Consolidated Application FY 2022
Sonoma County CA-504 CoC Priority Listing FY 2022

2022 Continuum of Care Competition Final Priority Listing

The following projects for the FY 2022 CoC Local Competition for funding were approved for recommendation by the CoC Evaluation Committee on September 1, 2022. The Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board approved the Final Priority Listing on September 7, 2022, which includes Renewal Projects and New Projects.

Rank

Accepted/rejected

Applicant Name

Project Name

Type

Request Amount

Score

1

Accepted

Committee on the Shelterless

Community Based Permanent Supportive Housing

PSH - Renewal

$292,843.00

79.7

2

Accepted

Individuals Now dba Social Advocates for Youth

SAY Sponsor-Based Rental Assistance Renewal

PSH - Renewal

$305,329.00

77.72

3

Accepted

Buckelew Programs

Sonoma SCIL 02.01.22-01.31.23

PSH - Renewal

$266,270.00

74.01

4

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Renewal Rental Assistance- Youth with Disabilities

PSH – Renewal

$80,666.00

73.94

5

Accepted

West County Community Services

Mill Street Supportive Services

PSH – Renewal

$97,842.00

73.87

6

Accepted

Buckelew Programs

Samaritan FACT 02.01.22-01.31.23

PSH – Renewal

$108,926.00

73.09

7

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Renewal Rental Assistance- Persons with HIV/AIDS

PSH – Renewal

$655,414.00

72.22

8

Accepted

Young Women’s Christian Association of Sonoma County

RRH for Vulnerable Survivors of DV

RRH- Renewal

$260,040.00

71.44

9

Accepted

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing Santa Rosa 2

PSH – Renewal

$784,961.00

71.38

10

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Coordinated Intake Expansion Project

CES/SSO_ Renewal

$349,991.00

NA

11

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Expansion

HMIS- Renewal

$327,157.00

NA

12

Accepted

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Sonoma County

St Vincent de Paul Commons PSH

PSH – Renewal

$303,360.00

NA

13

Accepted

Community Support Network

Stony Point Commons

PSH – Renewal

$59,334.00

70.22

14

Accepted

Community Support Network

Sanctuary Villas

PSH- Renewal

$62,554.00

68.95

15

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Coordinated Intake Expansion 2022

CES/SSO- New

$200,002.00

61.88

16

Accepted

Reach for Home

Reach for Home North County RRH FY2021

RRH- Renewal

$87,931.00

38.55

Not Ranked

Accepted

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

CoC Planning Project Application FY 2022

Planning- Renewal

$121,279.00

NA

Notes

Projects not rated

  • St Vincent de Paul Commons was not scored due to the project being new. They have not received their contract from HUD, and therefore, did not have an Annual Performance Report to Score.
  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission’s Coordinated Entry Expansion Project and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Expansion Project are mandated projects for the Sonoma County Continuum of Care.  Because these are mandated activities, these projects were not scored as part of the evaluation process. 
  • Project 15 is the only new project, and was ranked in order or priority by score.

Tier 1 and Tier 2

  • Project 13 has a total of $51,646 in funding in tier 2 and a total of $7,688 in tier 1.
  • Projects 14, 15, and 16 are placed completely in tier 2.

Projects Not Ranked

  • The CoC Planning Project Application FY 2022 grant is not a project required to be ranked in this competition for funding.

2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity CoC Program Competition and Sonoma County CoC Request for Proposals

On August 01, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2022 Continuum of Care Funds.

Notice is hereby given for the FY 2022 Continuum of Care Funds Sonoma County Request for Proposals (RFP), as a part of the FY 2022 Continuum of Care Competition. Please review the local RFP carefully for timeline and pertinent deadlines. Approximately $202,131 in competitive bonus funding is now available for one (1) or more new permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, joint transitional-rapid rehousing, or HMIS/Coordinated Entry projects. Approximately $191,288 in competitive DV bonus funding is also available for one (1) or more bonus projects serving victims of domestic violence (see NOFO for more details). Finally, approximately $0 is available for reallocation for one or more permanent supportive housing projects (PSH), rapid rehousing projects (RRH), joint transitional housing-rapid rehousing projects (TH-RRH), HMIS projects (HMIS Lead only), or Coordinated Entry projects is available. Reallocation amounts are subject to change based on addendums to the RFP.

The RFP outlines FY 2022 CoC Program local competition process, relevant deadlines, and funding available for new projects, including the funds available with reallocation, Domestic Violence Bonus, and CoC Bonus project funding. The local deadline for new and renewal projects has been extended to Monday, August 29. 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.

MANDATORY Bidder’s Conference for NEW Projects, August 15th

9:30am -11:00am, This meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. Login information can be accessed on page 12 of the RFP, Attachment 1- Continuum of Care Application Detailed Timeline, and is also listed below:

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/j/99830486890?pwd=ekpPcGt0R3JUWDRPK0NjUG13VlB3UT09

Meeting ID: 998 3048 6890 Passcode: 500224 Telephone: +1 669 900 9128 US 

Technical Assistance Session for Applicants August 16th

Introduction to e-Snaps and Applications in e-Snaps review  (in person, please bring your laptops if you would like assistance walking through opening your application)

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location: Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa 

FY 2022 CoC Competition Open Office Hours (optional)

11:00am-12:30pm, Virtual Zoom meeting, login information listed below Zoom Meeting Link:

https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/j/91669584503?pwd=WEp4L2dtdUxMVUlueTgrNUpoZlR2UT09

  Meeting ID: 916 6958 4503 Passcode: 249687 Telephone: +1 669 900 9128 US 

Applicants new to the Continuum of Care funding stream are strongly encouraged to apply and should contact Continuum of Care Coordinator Karissa White directly at Karissa.White@sonoma-county.org or by telephone at 707-565-1884 as soon as possible.

Please review the provisions of this local RFP in full, and note the local and final deadlines as follows:

  • Bidder’s Conference for NEW Projects- August 15th
  • Renewal/Reallocation Questionnaires- August 15th
  • Technical Assistance Session (e-snaps/project applications) August 16th
  • Office Hours August 19th
  • Local Submissions in E-Snaps and new project supplemental materials August 26th
  • Final Submission by CoC September 23rd

    FY 2022 CoC Renewal Evaluations: Rating & Ranking Process for the 2022 Continuum of Care Competition

    Publish Date: April 4, 2022

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local CoC’s prioritize all renewal and new projects submitted in our consolidated application. As in past years, project priorities will be generated by a scoring system, site visits and interviews by the CoC Competition Evaluation Committee, made up of impartial members of the Sonoma County Continuum of Care Board and community partners. The evaluation Committee will be considered a committee of the CoC, and all documents will be published and noticed publicly.

    HUD has yet to release information on the opening of its application period but has indicated it would likely open the competition on a similar timeline as in previous years, likely in July or August.  We will continue the process for rating and ranking slightly adjusted in 2021 in order to evaluate both renewal and new projects on a more equitable basis.  Staff and CoC Competition Evaluation Committee members will begin monitoring renewal projects May of 2022 but will not finalize ranking of renewal projects until the Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) period opens. 

    Final funding decisions, including decisions about Tier 1 & 2 funding, will be made by the CoC Board. 

    Please read the instructions carefully outlined within the Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation Memo (linked below).        

    In the 2022 Continuum of Care competition, 18 projects with contract end dates in 2023 will be up for renewal. A list of renewal projects is attached. Out of the 18 projects, 15 will be evaluated for the competition as the Homeless Management Information System contracts and the Coordinated Entry contracts are mandated projects. Project scoring will take place in three phases:

    Phase One: Collection and Preliminary Review of Renewal Evaluations May 2nd – June 6th

    Phase Two: Interviews and Site Visits to Selected Projects May 23rd – June 3rd 

    Phase Three: Final Scoring of New Projects and Renewing Projects (TBD depending on NOFO release date) 

    For more information on the 2022 Continuum of Care rating and ranking process of renewal projects please review the following document:  Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation 2022 Memo

    CoC Renewal Preliminary ScoringRenewal Scoring for the 2022 CoC Competition

    Renewal Application materials are due by 5:00 pm on May 02, 2022. For a detailed list of scheduled events, please see the following attachment: Renewal Evaluations Schedule of Events 2022

    Questions? You may contact Karissa White, the Continuum of Care Coordinator, for clarification of any item at Karissa.White@sonoma-county.org , and by phone at (707) 565-1884.   

    Renewal Project Detailed Materials and Questionnaires

    1. CoC New and Renewal Project Rating Process 2022
    2. Continuum of Care Funding Overview FY 2022
    3. CoC Renewal Project Threshold Criteria 2022
    4. 2022 Agency Monitoring Questionnaire
    5. 2022 Project Monitoring Questionnaire
    6. Cultural Competency & Disability Access Questionnaire 2022
    7. Housing First Questionnaire
    8. Housing First Assessment Tool 2022